Category: growing up in the Lord

That moment when…

Some moments are awkward. Some are emotional. Some are comical. Some moments just are. This week’s seven quick takes is about my big moments this week. When you become an “older” woman On Saturday, we hosted our second annual ladies’ day with our congregation. We served brunch and worshiped...

Surfing the Waves

After a seven month hiatus from writing, I’m back. This seven quick takes will highlight more than the previous week because so much has happened. Writing again is just the thing I need to be doing, even when it also seems like the hardest thing to do.  Getting through...

Becoming a WaveMaker

In 2019, I started doing live videos on Facebook. I completed three separate 14-day challenges to go live every day for two weeks. My consistency outside of the challenges wavered at times, but not ever to the point I stopped doing them. At some point in the year, I...

Make a Good Middle

August means back to school. In some ways, August brings fresh resolve to explore new opportunities and improve on the previous school year. Yes, even for homeschoolers. August is a new beginning, a time to learn new things while building on old lessons. All of this culminates in preparing...

In His Presence

I left home this morning (for a vendor event). When I arrived home, the supper I started in the crockpot along with the side items for which I left instructions, smelled and tasted delicious. Bedtime did not go well. Madilynn seems to be experiencing some separation anxiety. After a few...

A new and different kind of Joy.

Our congregation planted a tree in honor of our elder. The children of the church helped pile the dirt over the roots. The grandchildren of our elder watered the soil and (with assistance) lowered the tree into the hole. This was an emotional few minutes. My sweet Madilynn (who...

Take up your Sword

Too much of “religion” these days focuses on how a person “feels” and on the “worship experience” rather than Teaching the Truth. If the people in attendance experience entertainment, give generously, serve wholeheartedly, even love unconditionally, but leave the assembly with a dull sword and tattered armor, is that...

What Will my Future Be?

After looking back last week and remembering the past, this week we look forward. Imagining the distant future has always been a challenge for me. I cannot picture or even fathom what life might be like in a year or two or ten. Even though I cannot visualize how...

Up the Stairs, Out of our Home

When we moved into our apartment, Madilynn refused to come down the stairs by herself. After about a week, with some assistance and modeling by Big Brother Dietrich, she started to scoot down the stairs on her bottom. This past week, she began walking both up and down the...

Growing up in the Lord

Welcome family, friends, link up readers, new readers, and anyone in between. Thank you for your grace and patience in waiting for the unveiling and grand opening of my new domain and corner of the Internet. (The wait might have been easier for you than for me). Likely, I’ll...